EFCC to prosecute former Energy Minister Saleh Mamman over alleged N33.8 billion fraud

EFCC to prosecute former Energy Minister Saleh Mamman over alleged N33.8 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will on Thursday, July 11, arraign a former Minister of Energy, Saleh Mamman, before Justice James Omotoso of the Federal High Court on charges of money laundering of N33 billion.

He will be charged with 12 counts related to conspiracy to commit money laundering and possession and use of known proceeds of criminal activity.

The former minister served under former President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2021.

On May 10, 2021, he was arrested and detained at the headquarters of the anti-corruption agency in Abuja.

On September 1, 2021, Buhari sacked Mamman and the then Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in what was termed a cabinet restructuring.

Mamman was accused of conspiring with staff of the ministry in charge of the Zungeru and Mambilla hydropower projects accounts to embezzle about N22 billion.

Investigations have uncovered properties in Nigeria and abroad allegedly linked to the suspects, while millions of naira and dollars were reportedly recovered.

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